A DOUBLE DOSE OF DANCE
Russian citizens who defect are always big news. But Russian dancers who defect are not only big news; they’re big box-office attractions. Baryshnikov, Makarova and Godunov became American media stars the instant they leaped over the Russian border. Perhaps less well-known to the American public are Valentina and Leonid Kozlov, who sought and received political asylum from the USSR during the Bolshoi Ballet’s last American tour in 1979. Both are now principal dancers with the New York City Ballet.
The Dallas Ballet is presenting the Kozlovs for two performances, October 15 and 16 at the Majestic Theatre. The Koz-lovs’ program includes excerpts from the classic Bolshoi repertory including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere. For a city that gets to see precious little classical ballet, the Kozlovs’ visit to Dallas should be as big an event as their defection.
The Dallas Ballet opens its own season with artistic director Flemming Flindt’s full-length ballet, The Toreador. With the appearance of Ib Andersen, one of New York City Ballet’s brightest stars, the company continues its practice of featuring guest artists. Andersen will dance two performances (Thursday and Saturday) as Alonzo, a Spanish toreador who falls in love with an innkeeper’s daughter, a situation that’s complicated by the arrival of Celeste, a French ballerina.
The Koslovs perform Oct 15 at 8 pm and October 16 at 2 pm. The Dallas Ballet performs Oct 20 & 21 at 8 pm, Oct 22 at 2 & 8 pm & Oct 23 at 2 pm. Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. Tickets: $25-$5. 744-4430.
PRIME PRINTS OF THE PAST
Early this year, Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum quietly acquired a prime collection of American prints in New York. The works neatly filled the gaps in the museum’s own print collection; many of them were works that any museum would envy. Among the etchings, lithographs and other graphics was a complete set of Grant Wood prints; Venetian Filigree, an outstanding Whistler etching; the lithographic version of George Bellows’ famous Stag at Sharkey’s; and major works by Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh and other early-modern American artists.
This is a particularly appropriate time for the museum to show off its recent acquisitions in the exhibit Whistler to Wood: American Prints from the Amon Carter Museum Collection, on view through the end of the year. With more than 100 works, the show serves as a mini-history of American printmaking.
Through Nov 13 at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5:30. (817) 738-1933.
The fifth season of Stage #1 begins October 12 when its production of Larry Shue’s new farce, The Foreigner, opens at the Greenville Avenue Theatre. Of all the young (and not so young) theater groups in Dallas, Stage #1 is the most definite in its focus. “We are here to do new, artistically interesting, mostly American scripts with a commitment to high quality in acting and production values,” says artistic director Jack Clay.
In The Foreigner, Randy Moore Dlavs an Englishman who fights his midlife crisis with a retreat to a vacation spot in the rural Deep South. To ensure solitude, he pretends not to know English, but the friendly natives proceed to teach him the language. The misunderstandings multiply quickly, and soon men wearing sheets appear.
Oct 12-Nov 20 at Stage #1, Greenville Avenue Theatre, 2914 Greenville. Wed-Fri at 8:15 pm, Sat at 5:30 & 9 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Tickets $10 Fri & Sat at 9 pm; $8.50 Wed, Thur & Sun; $5 Sat at 5:30 pm. 824-2552 or 760-9542.
CHAMBER OF VOICES
World premieres, American premieres, Texas premieres and Dallas premieres are not unusual for Voices of Change, a professional chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of serious contemporary music. During the past eight years, the SMU-based ensemble has presented concerts of new music at points as diverse as Brownwood, Texas, and West Berlin. Along the way, the members of the ensemble have won praise both for their playing ability and for their eclectic approach to the repertoire.
This year, Voices of Change offers a five-concert subscription season as well as five free brown-bag concerts (the first of which is October 17 at 12:10 pm) at the Central Public Library, 1515 Young.
The opening subscription concert will feature a Fanfare by Dallas composer Donald Erb, Joseph Schwantner’s “Music of Amber,” Charles Wuorinen’s Bearbutungen 垻ber das Glogaur Liederbuch and the world premiere of the Suite for chamber ensemble from the opera Suor Isabella by Dallas composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
Oct 21 at 8:15 pm at Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Season tickets $32; individual tickets $8. 692-3189.
-Wayne Lee Gay
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Andrea Rosenberg. Working on a larger scale with more vibrant colors than ever before, this Dallas artist folds, dyes and draws upon sheets of fine handmade paper. Carol Taylor, Art, 2508 Cedar Springs. Through Oct 4. Tue-Sat 10-5, Mon by appointment. 745-1923.
Armond Lara. A resident of Santa Fe, Lara makes big, colorful collage/paintings incorporating horsehair, bits of Navajo beadwork, Indian blankets, moccasins and other artifacts. Adams-Middleton Gallery, 3300 Maple. Through Oct 21. Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5. 742-3682.
Barbara Goldstein and Eichengreen-Gensburg. The works of watercolorist Barbara Goldstein and sculptors Eichengreen-Gensburg are exhibited at Edith Baker Gallery (formerly Collectors Choice Gallery), 5950 Royal Lane, Oct 13-Nov 12. Tue-Sat 10-5:30. 361-8336.
Clyde Connell. As original and vigorous in her 80s as most artists in their 40s. Connell creates totems and towers that seem to have emerged from the primeval swamps that surround her home in Lake Bistineau, Louisiana. Delahunty, 2701 Canton. Through Oct 5. Tue-Sat 10-5. 744-1346.
David Paul Bacharach. Working within a mythical ancient culture he calls “Tassenwolfe.” Bacharach fashions baskets, vessels and human forms from copper sheets and strips. HumanArts, 2800 Routh in the Quadrangle. Suite 150. Through Oct 8. Mon-Sat 10-5:30. 748-3948.
Neil Welliver is known as one of the masters of contemporary realism. His large, lyrical landscapes are painted with a fluid hand and a poetic sense for woodlands bathed in silvery-green light. For the next four months, Welliver will be the Meadows Visiting Professor of Art at SMU. The current exhibit of his paintings, which includes 40 of his small oil sketches and two of the large landscapes, serves as an introduction to his work. Oct 5-Nov 20 at the Meadows Gallery, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 692-2727.
Five Texas Artists Working in Clay. From vessels and vases to the human figure, this exhibit explores the ways in which a handful of contemporary artists have used that most ancient and traditional medium: ceramic clay. Mattingly Baker Gallery, 3000 McKinney. Through Oct 21. Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5. 526-0031.
Golden Age of Painting. Another excellent small exhibit from the collection of Houston’s Sarah Campbell Blatter Foundation, this show features 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including Rubens”Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine.” University of Dallas, Haggar Center Gallery, Northgate at Tom Braniff, Irving. Through Oct 7. Daily 9-4. 721-5319.
Kipton Kumler. These landscape photographs and studies of architectural and plant forms taken by a photographer working in the tradition of the well-made print have a crisp, silvery beauty. The Afterimage, 2800 Routh in the Quadrangle. Suite 151. Through Oct 29. Mon-Sat 10-5:30 748-2521.
Picasso the Printmaker. Gathered from the collection of the artist’s granddaughter, these 250 lithographs, etchings, serigraphs, woodcuts, linoleum prints and monotypes demonstrate that the Painter of the Century was also a printmaker worthy of the tradition of Durer and Rembrandt. Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Fair Park. Through Oct 31. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 421-4188.
Scott Burton. Probing the fragile boundary between art and design. Burton makes elegantly crafted chairs that are always more than chairs-they’re forms that hold meaning as well as the human backside. Fort Worth Art Museum, 1309 Montgomery Through Nov 6. Tue 10-9, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. (817) 738-9215.
Zanne Hochberg. Deftly poised between energy and calm, these restless but lyrical abstractions by a Dallas painter suggest a kind of visual music Contemporary Gallery, 5100 Belt Line in Sakowitz Village, Suite 544. Oct 7-Nov 3. Mon-Sat 10:30-5. 934 2323.
Inaugural Art Show
Foster Goldstrom Inc., a respected San Francisco gallery, had been selling art to Texas collectors for quite some time before it opened a branch gallery here last month. If the inaugural exhibit is any indication of things to come, that branch will be a welcome addition to the local art scene. Icons of Contemporary Art features a Kenneth Noland “target” painting from the collection of the late Algur Meadows as well as one of Morris Louis’ color-drenched “unfurled” paintings and major works by Louise Neveison, Richard Estes, Duane Hanson and Wayne Thiebaud. Through Nov 12 at Foster Goldstrom Inc., 2722 Fair-mount. Tue-Sat 10-5. 744-0711.
Cotton Patch Gospel. This is basically a Southern-fried country/Western revue with music by Harry Chapm, which sets St. Matthew’s gospel in Georgia of the Eighties: Jerusalem is Atlanta and so forth. There’s plenty of redneck humor. Historical note: These are the final performances of the longest-running play ever in Dallas (it opened March 9). Through Oct 2 at the Dallas Theater Center, Kahlita Humphreys Theater. 3636 Turtle Creek. Sat at 2:30 pm & 8 pm. Sun at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets $12 Sat evening, $10 matinees & Sun evening. 526-8857 or metro 263-1709.
5th of July. Writing like an Ozark Chekhov, Lanford Wilson brings together three generations of his beloved Talley clan (also featured in “Talley’s Folly” and “A Tale Told”) for an Independence Day celebration at the homestead outside Lebanon, Missouri. Wilson is a very appealing playwright, and this gentle, comfortably dilapidated comedy is his best work yet. Through Oct 8 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery, Fort Worth. Wed & Thur at 8 pm, Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm. Tickets $8.50 Sat, $8 Fri, $7 Wed & Thur Dinner available 90 minutes before curtain time(817) 332-6238
Good Night, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Con-an Doyle’s mastermind sleuth meets femme fatale Irene Adler (the maddeningly clever blackmailer from “A Scandal in Bohemia”) in this jaunty little comedy-mystery by Charles Dee Mitchell. Judging from the New Arts Theatre’s first production of the play a few years ago, it is much more fun than most stage whodunits. Through Oct 15 at the New Arts Theatre, 702 Ross at Market. Wed & Thur at 8 pm, Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm, Sun at 2:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets $10 Fri 8. Sat, $7 50 Wed. Thur & Sun. 761-9064.
Rosencrantz and Guildenatern Are Dead. The events of this black comedy are the same as “Hamlet.” except with a radical change in perspective: Now the Prince’s two nerdish schoollellows are center-stage. Tom Stoppard’s 1967 play has lost none of its laughs or occasional shivers. The production here is Dallas’ first professional staging of this now elderly piece of avant-garde theater Norma Young directs Through Oct 30 at Theatre Three, the Quadrangle, 2800 Routh Tue-Sat at 8:15 pm. Sun at 2:30 & 7 pm Tickets $13 50 Fri & Sat, $11 Tue-Thur&Sun 871-3300.
Side by Side by Sondheim. The show is an artfully arranged selection of early Stephen Sondheim. tunes from Broadway hits and flops that launched his career and established him as the American musical theater’s wittiest lyricist and cleverest composer. Oct 26-Dec 10 at Stage West. 821 W Vickery, Fort Worth. Wed & Thur at 8 pm. Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm. Tickets $8 50 Sat, $8 Fri, $7 Wed & Thur. Dinner available 90 minutes before curtain time. (817) 332-6238.
Hay Fewer. Noel Coward’s 1925 comedy seems to be about a disastrous weekend house party with the eccentric Bliss family. What it’s really about is giving practiced players of British high comedy an unmatched op-portunity to strut their skillful stuff. It’s also probably Coward’s best play. Through Oct 16 at Dallas Repertory Theatre. NorthPark Center. Wed Sat at 8:15 pm. Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $10 Fri & Sat, $8 Wed & Thur, $9 Sun ($1 50 discount for persons over 65). 369-8966.
The Merchant of Venice. It may be full of good quotations, but Shakespeare’s tale of love and money in his never never land version of Italy has been making people a little nervous lately. Are the heroes anti-Semitic or merely anti-Shylock? Are the heroes really anti-heroes? Or is the hero Shylock? This small-scaled production in Stage West’s studio may provide some answers. Oct 12-22 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. Fort Worth. Wed & Thur at 8 pm. Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm. Tickets $7 Fri & Sat. $6 Wed & Thur (817) 332-6238.
Midnight Masque: An Imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Featuring characters and episodes from “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Tell-Tale Heart.” “William Wilson,” “Ligea,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and other favorite short stories, the focus here is on Poe’s final, troubled hours in which he tries to reconcile reality with fantasy. It’s a fitting project for the Callier Theater, deservedly well-regarded for its flamboyant visual theatrics. Preview performance Oct 13. Oct 14-31 at the UTD/Callier Theater of the Deaf. Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 1966 Inwood. Fri & Sat at 8:15 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm. Tickets $6; $4 for students and persons over 65 or under 12, 783-3041 (Voice or TTY).
The Palace of Amateurs. It’s Hollywood 1938. and David O. Selznick is hunting for an unknown actress to play Scarlett O’Hara. Mariel Hemingway stars in John PiRoman’s new comedy, set in a Hollywood boarding-house full of tinseltown hopefuls and undiscovered talents. The pre-New York engagement kicks off the long-awaited Plaza Theatre’s inaugural season. Through Oct 16 at the Plaza Theatre, 6719 Snider Plaza. Tue-Sun at 8:15 pm, Sun matinee at 230 pm Tickets$16 & $14 Fri & Sat. $13 & $11 Tue-Thur & Sun, $10 & $9 Sun matinee. 363-7000.
The People In 914. Barry Chambers (whose football-fan comedy, “Offsides,” made the jump from the Ad-dison Community Theatre to Hollywood) returns with four one-act plays about the past, present and future occupants of a New York hotel room. Together, “Hemingway Slept Here.” “Opening Night,” “Hangman’s Lullaby” and “Steel City Anthology” span about 50 years in comic styles ranging from Robert Altman to Neil Simon. The shenanigans are directed by Jill Peters at Dallas’ best venue for off-the-wall alternative theater. Through Oct 27 at Calm Eddy’s, 2612 Commerce at Good-Latimer. Wed, Thur & Sun at 8 pm. Tickets $5. 747-1131.
Caravan of Dreams. The opening celebrations at Fort Worth’s new jazz club will include the world premiere of Ornette Coleman’s String Quartet. Oct 2 at Caravan of Dreams, 312 Houston, Fort Worth. Call (817) 877-3000 for times and ticket prices.
Cliburn Foundation. Teen-age prodigy pianist Gustavo Romero performs Haydn’s Sonata in F. Schumann’s Fantasy in C. Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7 in B flat and selections from Rachmaninoff’s Preludes and “Etudes Tableaux,” Oct 4 at 8 pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Pianist Peter Frankl, violinist Gyorgy Pauk and cellist Ralph Kirsh-baum perform an all-Brahms concert featuring the Violin Sonata in D minor, the Cello Sonata in E minor and the Trio in B, Oct 18 at 8 pm at Texas Wesleyan College Fine Arts Auditorium, Rosedale at Wesleyan, Fort Worth. Tickets $10. (817) 738-6509.
Dallas Bach Society. Trumpeter Richard Giangiulio joins organist Paul Riedo for an evening of music by Bach, Vivaldi, Stolzel. Gervaise. Telemann and Albi-noni, Oct 24 at 8:15 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 6306 Kenwood. Tickets $5-$3. 821-3086.
Dallas Chamber Music Society. Pianist Peter Frankl, violinist Gyorgy Pauk and cellist Ralph Kirshbaum perform Oct 17 at 8:15 pm at Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Tickets $6. 526-7301, 521-3831.
Dallas Chamber Orchestra. A “Mostly Mozart” evening includes “Eine kleine Nachtmusick,’ Violin Concerto No. 3 (with soloist J. Patrick Rafferty), Piano Concerto No. 14 (with soloist Jo Boatright) and Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Oct 2 at 7 pm at Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Tickets $8. 826-6974.
Dallas Civic Music. Soprano Jessye Norman appears in recital Oct 19 at 8 pm at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Tickets $25-$4. 526-6870.
Dallas Opera. The four young singers of the High Noon Opera ensemble perform selections from musical theater, one-act operas and scenes from grand opera Guitar Impresario
Dallas currently boasts one of the nation’s most active and prestigious guitar fellowships: the Dallas Classic Guitar Society. The society opens its season with one of the brightest young stars of the guitar world, Eliot Fisk. For his Dallas recital, Fisk (who has been called “the Paganini of the guitar”) will play music by Paganini as well as works by Frescobaldi, Bach, Scarlatti, Granados and Beaser. Oct 25 at 8:15 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. Season tickets $36-$24; individual tickets $10.50-$8. 343-3709.
at NorthPark Center Oct 1, 8, 15 & 21; at NorthPark East Oct 10,17 & 20; Oct 3 at the Dallas Public Library; Oct 6 at the Jonsson Center Performance Hall, University of Texas at Dallas; Oct 7 at the Plaza of the Americas; Oct 11 at First United Methodist Church, Ross at Harwood; and Oct 12 at University of Texas Health-Science Center, 5323 Harry Hines. All performances at noon. Free 747-8600.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Walter Hendl conducts Berlioz’s “Le Corsaire” Overture, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G (with pianist Stephen Mayer) and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, Sept 30 and Oct 1 at 8:15 pm at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets $15-$6. Two special non-subscnp-tion concerts will feature violinist Pinchas Zukerman with the symphony under conductor Eduardo Mata. The first will include Ravel’s “Menuet Antique,’ Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, Oct 14 at 8:15 pm; the second will include a suite from Handel’s Water Music, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and “Pavane pour une Infante defunte, Une barque sur ’Ocean” and “Bolero” by Ravel, Oct 15 at 8:15 pm. Both concerts at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Tickets $20-$8.50. The San Francisco Symphony performs the Overture to the “Marriage of Figaro” and “Erne kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart, Sessions’ Symphony No. 6 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances under conductor Edo de Waart. Oct 30 at 8:15 pm at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Tickets $20$8.50. 692-0203.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. A special Oc-toberiest concert will feature concert favorites and light classics. Oct 2 at 3 pm in the Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, 1111 Houston, Fort Worth. Tickets $2. Pianist Earl Wild opens the subscription series with a program including Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 conducted by John Giordano, Oct 15 at 8 pm & Oct 16 at 3 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre. Tickets $15-$5. Violinist Daniel Heifetz performs Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto with the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra under Giordano in a concert also featuring Huang’s ’The Sword.” the Chinese folk song “Moonlight on the Second Spring’ and Respighi’s The Birds,” Oct 25 at Ed Landreth Auditorium, University at Cantey, Fort Worth. Tickets $12-$8, (817) 926-8831.
Meadows School of the Arts. The SMU Symphony performs Rossini’s Overture to “La Gazza ladra.” Respighi’s “Festa Romane,’ Mussorgsky’s “Introduction to Khovantchina’ and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with faculty artist Erick Friedman under conductor Anshel Brusilow, Oct 5 at 8:15 pm. Faculty clarinetist Stephen Girko presents a recital Oct 12 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. Howard Dunn conducts the SMU Symphonic Band Oct 13 at 8:15 pm. The SMU Choirs perform under Lloyd Pfautsch Oct 20 at 8:15 pm Anshel Brusilow leads a violin master class Oct 21 at 4:30 pm. Resident chamber ensemble Voices of Change performs music by Erb, Wuorinen, Rodriguez and Schwantner, Oct 21 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $8. 692-3189. The Early Music Consort appears in concert, Oct 23 at 4 pm in the Meadows Museum. Catherine Akos presents a faculty voice recital Oct 23 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. Anshel Brusilow conducts the SMU Symphony and Choral Union in Brahms’ “Requiem,” Oct 25 at 8:15 pm. Pianist Ralph Votapek. 1962 Cliburn Grand Prize winner, appears in recital, Oct 23 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $6. All events, unless otherwise noted, are free and are in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU 692-2628.
Metro Concerts. Fort Worth’s new guest artist series continues its inaugural season with the San Francisco Western Opera Theater’s presentation of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (in English), Oct 19 at 8 pm at the Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre, 1111 Houston, Fort Worth. Tickets $19.50-$8. 265-0708.
Caracas Ballet. The International Theatrical Arts Society opens Oct 8 with the fascinating Caracas New World Ballet, which has chosen Dallas for its American debut and the beginning of an American tour that ends at New York’s City Center. The Society ballet, jointly directed by Venezuelan prima ballerina Zhandra Rodriguez and American dancer Dale Talley, features a repertory that includes ballet classics as well as works by one of the hottest ballet choreographers around. They’ll perform ’Five Tangos’ by Hans van Manen, “Lost Cry” by Choo San Goh, “Quicksilver” by Dennis Nahat and two works by South American choreographers Carlos Orta and Margot Sappington. Oct 8 at 8 pm in McFarlin Auditorium, SMU campus. Tickets $25-$5. 528-5273.
Fort Worth Ballet. Anthony Salatino builds on last season’s impressive start with performances on Oct 7 & 8 featuring guest artists Marianna Tcherkassky and Danilo Radojevic, (two American Ballet Theater principals) in the “Corsair Pas de Deux.” They’ll also perform with the company in “The Idol,” a world premiere choreographed to the music of Roussel by Sally Wilson. Also on the program are Glinka’s “Pas de Trois” and Salatmo’s “Desires,” a work that is being repeated from last season. Oct 7 & 8 at 8 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre, 1111 Houston, Fort Worth. Tickets $4.50-$21 .(817) 335-9000 or Metro 429-1181.
Granada Theatre.Oct 1: “The Outsiders” at 1:45,5:30 & 9 pm and “Rebel Without a Cause” at 3:30 & 7:15 pm.Oct 2 & 3: “Palm Beach Story” at 8:45 pm (Sun matineeat 2:15 & 5:30 pm). and The Great McGinty” at 7:15 pm(Sun matinee at 4 pm). Oct 4 & 5: “Fellini Satyricon” at 7 pm and “Amacord” at 9:30 pm. Oct 6: “The Boys ofVenice” at 7:15 pm and “Three Day Pass” at 9 pm. Oct 7 & 8: “Gandhi” at 7:15 pm (Sat matinee at 3:45 pm). Oct 9 &10: “The Lady Eve” at 9:15 pm (Sun matinee at 1:15 & 5:15-pm) and “Hail the Conquering Hero” at 7:15 pm (Sun matinee at 3:15 pm). Oct 11-13: “The Killing of Angel Street” at 7:15 pm (premiere) and “Winter of Our Dreams” at 9:15 pm (premiere). Oct 14 & 15: “Flashdance” at 7:15 pm (Sat matinee at 3 pm) and “Fame” at 9 pm (Sat matinee at 4:45 pm). Oct 16 & 17: “Mad Wednesday” at 7:15 pm (Sun matinee at 3:30 pm) and “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” at 9 pm (Sun matinees at 1:30 & 5:15 pm). Oct 18-22: “Not a Love Story” at 7:15 & 9:15 pm premiere; Sat matinees at 1:15, 3:15 & 5:15 pm). Oct 23 & 24: “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7 pm (Sun matinee at 2:45 pm) and “The Night of the Hunter” at 9:30 pm (Sun matinee at 5:15 pm). Oct 25 & 26: “The Stationmaster’s Wife” at 7:15 & 9:30 pm (premiere). Oct 27: “The Phantom of the Opera” at 7:15 pm and “The Unholy Three” at 9 pm. Oct 28 & 29: “The Deer Hunter” at 6:15 pm (Sat matinee at 12:30 pm) and “Apocalypse Now” at 9:30 pm (Sat matinee at 3:45 pm). Oct 30 & 31: “Lord Jim” at 6 pm and “Lawrence of Arabia” at 8:45 pm (Sun matinee at 2 pm). Granada Theatre, 3524 Greenville. Tickets $3.50; $2 for children; $4 for premieres. 823-9610.
University of Texas at Dallas. Oct 5: “My Favorite Year” at 7:30 pm and ’Ten From Your Show of Shows” at 9:15 pm. Oct 7: “A Man Called Horse” at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Oct 12: “A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ at 7:30 & 9:40 pm. Oct 14: “Damnation Alley”at 7:30 & 9:15 pm. Oct 19: “Satyricon” at 7:30 & 9:45 pm. Oct 21: “The Spy Who Loved Me” at 7:30 & 9:40 pm. Oct 26: “The Blue Angel” at 7:30 & 9 pm. Oct 28: “Das Boot” at 7 & 9:30 pm. Polykarp Kusch Auditorium (Founders North Building), UTD campus, Richardson. Tickets $2; $1 for persons under 18 or 65 and older. 690-2945.
Dallas Public Library. Profiles of American women artists are featured this month in the library’s noon-hour film series. Oct 5: “Nevelson in Progress” is a portrayal of sculptor Louise Nevelson, who uses discarded wood found on the streets of New York in her works. Oct 12: “Alice Neel, Collector of Souls” explores the work of Neel, who prefers to call herself a “collector of souls” rather than a portrait painter. Oct 19: “Frankenthaler – Toward a New Climate” profiles Helen Frankenthaler, one of the most innovative of contemporary American artists. Oct 26: “Spirit Catcher – The Art of Betye Saar” illustrates the artist’s use of multidimensional boxes and mysterious constructions to liberate stereotyped black images from derogatory contexts. Showings at 12:10 pm at the Central Public Library, 1515 Young. 749-4478.
The Dallas Institute. A six-part lecture series/public forum entitled The Crisis of Public Education” begins its examination of American public schools this month. Nobel Laureate Dr. Glenn T, Seaborg will present the first lecture, “A Nation at Risk,” Oct 7 at the Central Dallas Public Library auditorium. “What’s in Here? What’s Out There?” by poet William Burford will be presented Oct 12, and political philosopher Leo Paul deAlvarez will speak on “The Purposes of Public Education and the Causes of Their Decline” Oct 26; both lectures are at the Dallas Institute, 2719 Routh. All three lectures are free and begin at 7:30 pm. Other October offerings include “Picasso’s Eye,” a weekend seminar by cultural critic Dr. Gail Thomas and art historian Mary Vernon, Oct 22 & 23,9 am-4 pm; cost is $40. Three six-session courses also start in October: “Sappho and Friends: The Poetry of Women” by Dr. Eileen Gregory, beginning Oct 3; “Beauty and the Psychology of Things” by Dr Robert Sardello, Oct 3; “Psychology in Fairy Tales and Folk Customs’ by Dr. James Hillman, Oct 6. Each six-session course costs $40. 698-9090.
Dallas Public Library. The original Gutenberg Bible, the first book ever printed and one of only five complete copies in the United States, will be on display in the O’Hara Fine Books Suite on the 7th floor through the month of October. The Bible, on loan from the University of Texas’ Ransom Center, was purchased in 1978 for $2.4 million. It was the first substantial work printed with movable type, which was invented by Johann Gutenberg around 1455. Mon-Thur 9-9, Fri & Sat 9 am-5 pm. 749-4153.
Dallas Cowboys. Texas Stadium, Irving. Individual home game tickets $15 at the Dallas Cowboys Ticket Office, 6116 N Central Expwy, or at Central Ticket Agency in Fort Worth (subject to availability) during game week. 369-3211.
Oct 9 at 3 pm vs. Tampa Bay
23 at 8 pm vs. Los Angeles Raiders
SMU. Texas Stadium, Irving. Tickets $12, available at SMU ticket office, Moody Coliseum. Home games start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 692-2902.
Oct 1 vs. UTA
8 vs. Baylor
22 vs. Texas (2 pm)
TCU. Amort Carter Stadium, Fort Worth. Single-game tickets $11 for reserved seats, $12 for armchair seats; available at Rainbow-Ticketmaster outlets or at the TCU ticket office. (817)921-7967.
Oct 1 at 7:30 pm vs. Arkansas
15 at 2 pm vs. Mississippi
29 at 2 pm vs. Houston (homecoming)
State Fair of Texas. Featured events include ’Lena Home: The Lady and Her Music,’ a one-woman show, Oct 7-23 at 8:15 pm at the Music Hall (tickets $25-$10; 691-7200); the State Fair of Texas Championship Rodeo Oct 8-16 at 8 pm in the Coliseum ($7.75-$5.75; 373-8000); and the Texas vs. Oklahoma football game Oct 8 in the Cotton Bowl. Oct 7-23 at Fair Park. Fair open daily 7 am-midnight. 421-8714.
Belle Starr. If Levi’s originated in the Old West, then designer jeans may have originated at Belle Starr-the New West. But Belle Starr isn’t too slick: The semi-urban cowboys and cowgirls who polka and two-step on Belle’s large dance floor certainly know Hank Williams when they hear him. (7724 N Central Expwy near Southwestern. 750-4787. Mon, Tue & Sat 7 pm-2 am, Wed-Fri 6 pm-2 am. Sun 4 pm-2 am. All credit cards.)
Caf坢 Dallas. Newly remodeled Cafe Dallas sports ceiling fans, slick posters, obligatory potted plants and smiling waitresses bedecked in slinky red dresses. The club’s circular, casinolike layout seems conducive to just about any sort of bar behavior, from frenzied dancing on the split-level dance floor to intimate whispering on the cushioned couches that line the walls. But all you beautiful people partial to sweatsuit chic, beware: sneakers-however expensive they might be-are not allowed. (5500 Greenville. 987-0066. Mon-Fri 4 pm-2 am. Sat & Sun 8 pm-2 am. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4-9 pm. MC, V, AE.)
Confetti. This is possibly the most eclectic bar in Dallas. Dangling bicycles, zigzag neon and poster-plastered walls expose a theme bar that couldn’t decide on a theme. If you can dig your way through the crowd, you’ll discover two flashy dance floors, several well-manned bars-maybe even Mr. or Ms. Right. Music ranges from Fifties doo-wa to Eighties do-whatever. (5201 Matilda off Lovers Lane. 369-6969. Mon-Thur 4:30 pm-2 am, Fri 4:30 pm-4 am, Sat 7 pm-4 am. Sun 7 pm-2 am. Weekend cover $3. All credit cards.)
坢lan. Ever since Dallas’ original beautiful-people bar underwent a bit of cosmetic surgery and reopened in early March, its mood has changed a bit, and the word is smooth. Although 坢lan still glitters-only now it’s a tad more hi-tech-it’s quieter, more sophisticated and generally less showy for the sake of being showy. (5111 Greenville. 692-9855. Tue-Fri 4:30 pm-2 am. Sat 7 pm-2 am. Closed Sun & Mon. Happy hour: Tue-Fri 4:30-8 pm. All credit cards.)
Four Seasons Ballroom. This ballroom offers big-band music for ballroom dancing. A strict dress code is enforced: Dresses for the ladies and coats and ties for the gentlemen. Only setups, beer and soft drinks are served, except on Fridays, when food is available. Cover varies; free dance lessons are offered. (4930 Military Pkwy. 349-0390. Wed 8:45 pm-12:15 am, Fri 9 pm-12:30 am. No credit cards.)
Ground Zero. Welcome to Sixties go-go gone New Wave gaga. “Dallas’ first nuclear bar” features live bands nightly, plenty of parquet and…oh, yeah…a dancing girl in a cage. (6844 Twin Hills, one block south of Park Lane. 363-0167. Daily: 8 pm-2 am. Cover varies. MC, V, AE.)
Hot Klub. Dallas’ premier punk-rock showplace is, in a word, authentic. The Hot Klub features some of the best New Wave bands in Texas as well as groups from all across the country. The atmosphere.. .well, there is no atmosphere, except for the music and the crowd, which can be an unruly – dare we say rough? – bunch of serious rockers. (4350 Maple.)
Nick’s Uptown. Inside the dark windows at Nick’s you’ll find what is perhaps the finest musical club in Texas. The musicians (usually big-name jazz or rock ’n’ roll) come from near and far. But buying a ticket doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a seat -it’s sometimes standing room only. But the fans just keep coming back. (3606 Greenville. 827-0561: ticket information 827-4802. Daily: 8 pm-2 am. MC. V, AE.)
Packard’s. This Old Town dance club gave Confetti-goers a place to go when the line at Confetti grew too long. Now the Packard’s line is just as long, so take your pick-both bars are flashy, large and swingles-soaked. Packard’s features a wide, open dance floor, lots of fluorescent colors and pop music mixed with Fifties and Sixties tunes. (5500 Greenville, Suite 403. 361-9517 Mon-Thur 4:30 pm-2 am, Fri 4:30 pm-3 am, Sat 7 pm-3 am. Sun noon-2 am. Weekend cover: $3. MC. V, AE.)
Poor David’s Pub. After considerable deliberation, Poor David moved his hole-in-the-wall folk music establishment from its longtime McKinney Avenue location to the lights of lower Greenville. But he didn’t leave behind his commitment to solid live music. Kerr-ville Folk Festival regulars, including legendary folk singers Odetta and Tom Paxton, appear often, as do Steve Fromholz, Shake Russell and John Vandiver. We miss the coffeehouse look of mismatched tables and dinette chairs, but the new version still retains much of Poor David’s old flair. (1924 Greenville. 821-9891. Mon & Wed-Sat 4 pm-2 am, Tue 7 pm-2 am. Closed Sun. No credit cards.)
Popsicle Toes. The name may be a bit odd (it’s taken from the Michael Franks tune), but this place has great jazz/funk and an enjoyable, casual clientele. We’ve never been to a Dallas bar that’s so comfortably integrated or felt so at home on a first visit just sitting and listening to the music. Regulars such as Phyrework and Buster Brown seem able to do it all, from jazz to rock to country. (5627 Dyer. 3610477. Tue-Sun 8 pm-2 am. Closed Mon. Happy hour: Fri 4-7 pm. MC, V, AE.)
Strictly TaBu. A recent return to TaBu confirms our faith in one of Dallas’ best jazz bars, not just for the jazz (which is frequently excellent) but for the easy, unpretentious atmosphere. We like the dining area in the back, where very good pizza and pasta are dished up. This is the perfect place for a late-night rendezvous with an intimate admirer or an old friend. (4111 Lomo Alto. 522-8101. Live music Wed-Sun at 9:30 pm. Food served daily 6 pm-1 am. Bar open Tue-Sat till 2 am. Sun & Mon till 1 am. All credit cards.)
Studebaker’s. This latest offering in nostalgic dance bars with car themes gets its name from the bright red Studebaker at one end of the dance floor. Stude-baker’s disc jockey favors hits from the Fabulous Fifties and Sixties (the club doesn’t play any music recorded after 1969), and the waitresses wear poodle skirts and saddle oxfords. It all makes for a boppin good time. (8788 N Central Expwy in NorthPark East. 696-24 75. Mon-Saf) 1 am-2 am, Sun 4 pm-2 am. Dress code after 4 pm. MC. V. AE.)
Tango. If you can’t SUAD. don’t Tango. SUAD is Tango-lingo for Shut Up And Dance, and SUAD is what Tango is all about. Tango was a bank building before Shannon Wynne converted it into a labyrinthian shrine to dancing. There’s a cavernous two-story room dedicated to live music; another room with a large, fenced-in dance floor and recorded music; a video arcade (in the old bank vault); and a video lounge filled with lots of zap food (Tango-lingo for fast food), a microwave oven and 23 TVs, all playing the same rock videos. The music’s loud, the rooms are dark and the crowd’s as diverse as the bands that are booked here. (1827 Greenville. 821-5800; box office 824-1101 Sun, Tue & Wed 7 pm-2 am. Thur-Sat 7 pm-4 am. Closed Mon. MC. V. AE)
Texas Tea House. The Tea House is a friendly, trend-less country/Western spot in which to drink beer and enjoy the disharmonious but good-natured Will Barnes Band. The beer is cold, the crowd is always rowdy and the bleachers (this is strictly a beer garden) aren’t too bad, unless the night is chilly. (3400 Kings Road. 526-9171. Tue-Sat 8 pm-2 am. Fifties rock ’n’ roll night every Tue. No credit cards)
Andrew’s. The decor here is Scottish pub with lots of brick; the service is efficient. The drink menu is larger than the food menu (great for liquid diets), with specialties ranging from hot coffee drinks to tutti-frutti tropical knockouts. (3301 McKinney. 521-6535; and 14930 Midway, 385-1613. Daily: 11:15 am-2 am. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 2-7 pm, daily 11 pm-2 am. All credit cards.)
Balboa Cafe. This relaxing, dark fern bar offers good drinks, expeditious service and moderate crowds. The menu consists of reasonably priced and filling sandwiches, burgers, salads and smooth guacamole and chips. (3604 Oak Lawn. 521-1068. Daily: 11 am-2 am. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4-7 pm. All credit cards.)
Chelsea Comer. Almost hidden at the intersection of Monticello and McKinney, Chelsea Corner offers the “fun” food and drinks of upper Greenville Avenue in a casual atmosphere more akin to lower Greenville Avenue-without being either. The well drinks are potent and reasonably priced, and the special drinks (such as the frozen Tumbleweed and the Scarlet Fever) are luscious. (4830 McKinney. 522-3501 Mon-Fri 11 30 am-2 am. Sat & Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 2-7pm, daily 11 pm-2 am. AE. MC. V. DC)
The Dan. Located in the Stoneleigh Hotel, this is the essence of what a bar used to be: very small, very dark and very red. with very strong drinks. (2927 Maple. 742-7111. Mon-Sat 11 am-midnight. Sun noon-mid-night. All credit cards)
Eight-O. This still gets our vote for the most original bar in town. The sanitarium-green walls don’t seem quite as shocking now as when the Eight-O first opened its New Wave doors more than two years ago. but the atmosphere is still spirited; the clientele, fascinating; and the jukebox, bitchin’. (The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, Suite 247. 871-1180. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 am, Sun 7 pm-2 am. Live jazz at lunch Wed-Sat Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4-7 pm. MC. V. AE.)
Greenville Avenue Country Club. Take one step in side the door of this low-key, easygoing place, and the name “country club” takes on a new meaning. Drinks are served inside the “clubhouse,” where the surroundings are warm and comfortable. But the only big shots at this country club are the ones poured into your glass. (3619 Greenville. 826-5650. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am, Sun noon-2 am. MC, V, AE.)
Greenville Bar & Grill. Dallas’ oldest bar (or so its owners claim) now has a quieter adjoining room that somewhat alleviates the overcrowding. You may be more comfortable in the annex, especially if you want to carry on a conversation, but the real GB & G is still out in the boisterous main room. The drinks are straight-up and strong, and the entertainment is eccentric and erratic. (2821 Greenville. 823-6691. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 am, Sun noon-2am. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4-7 pm. AE.)
Joe Miller’s. This is a perfect late-afternoon bar for friendly conversation: It’s easy on the background music, soft on the lights and hard on the sledgehammer drinks that, along with the media crowd, have helped build Joe’s substantial reputation. But watch that third drink. (3531 McKmney. 521-2261. Mon-Fri noon-2 am, Sat 6 pm-2 am. MC, V. AE.)
La Cave. Ah, a place for lovers, for discussions and for good wine. This small, chic wine shop/bar has a walk-in cellar with a fine collection of foreign and domestic wines. A few dinner entrees are offered, but we suggest sticking to the cheese and to the nut and fruit trays. (2926 N Henderson. 826-2190. Wine shop: Mon-Thur 10 am-11 pm. Fri 10 am-11:30 pm, Sat noon-11.30 pm. Bistro: Mon- Thur 11:30 am-2 pm & 5:30-11 pm, Fri 11:30 am-2 pm & 5:30-11:30 pm, Sat noon-11:30 pm. All credit cards.)
The Lounge. This semi-art deco, semi-hi-tech retreat in the lobby of the Inwood Theatre is separated from the movies and the moviegoers by a wall of water and its own outside door. But the Lounge is sans ceiling, which allows patrons to share the view of the ocean-motif mural that floats high above the theater lobby. This is a wonderful place to discuss films-or just about anything – at great length. (5460 W Lovers Lane. 350-7834- Sun-Wed 5 pm-1 am. Thur-Sat 5 pm-2 am. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 5-7 pm. AE.)
Nostromo. Before venturing to Nostromo, it is advisable to have one or all of the following: (1) the looks of a New York model, (2) the clothes of a New York designer, (3) the blase countenance of a New York socialite or (4) an entourage. If the above applies, welcome to Nostromo. If not, good luck getting in without a wait, especially on Thursdays and weekends. Nostromo offers the jet set and the would-be jet set strong drinks, good service and a stark, well-lit place to spread their feathers. (4515 Travis. 528-8880. Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2 am. Sat 6 pm-2 am. Closed Sun. Reservations recommended. Jackets required after 6 pm. MC, V, AE.)
On the Air. Video addicts, rejoice! Death to conversationalists! Here you can sip your favorite drink and gawk at both the New Wave videos and the back of your companion (who has twisted around in his seat to see the big screen, too). The late-night Thai snacks-namely, the egg rolls and the stuffed chicken wings-are a giant step above bland bar eats, but don’t order the rubbery spicy noodles. (2114 Greenville. 827-6800. Mon- Thur 5 pm-2 am, Fri & Sat 5 pm-3 am. Closed Sun. AE; personal checks accepted.)
St. Martin’s. St. Martin’s has been among our favorite romantic nightspots for a long time. We don’t know of another place in town with such unassuming class, good service, pleasant classical music and an intelligent selection of wines. (3020 Greenville. 826-0940. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat 11-5: dinner: Mon-Thur 5-11, Fri & Sat 5 pm-1 am. Sun 5-11 pm. MC. AE. DC.)
Stonelelgh P. This is an artist’s bar. And a businessman’s bar. And a construction worker’s bar. And a housewife’s night-out-on-the-town bar. And just about anyone’s bar. There are no pretenses here, just a lot of open space with room to “do your own thing.” There’s a great jukebox, a varied selection of magazines and always an interesting assortment of people. (2926 Maple. 741-0824. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Sun noon-midnight. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4-7 pm. AE.)
Vickery Feed Store. This deli/bar has an odd but appealing mixture of country and class. Wooden walls, a wooden floor and a hometown atmosphere are combined with burgundy vinyl booths and slick black tabletops in what turns out to be a very pleasant watering hole. Vickery has good drinks, great deli/snack food and some of the friendliest service in town. (6918 Greenville. 363-9198. Mon-Fri 6 am-2 am. Sat 8 am-2 am, Sun Sam-midnight. Happy hour: Mon-Sat 3-7 pm. Sun noon-7 pm MC. V. AE.)
The Wine Press. This is the perfect place to go on a chilly, damp winter night or a balmy, starlit summer eve-ning-those times when you’re looking for romance, intimacy and spirits. The Wine Press is decorated with wine bottles from floor to ceiling on almost every wall. The atmosphere is low-key and elegantly casual; the service, friendly but not hovering; and the wine selection, extensive-to say the least. (4217 Oak Lawn. 522-8720. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Sun 11:30 am-2 am. All credit cards.)
Zanzibar Deli. A fresh face on the burger-spattered strip of lower Greenville Avenue, Zanzibar offers drinks and good deli food in a colorful cafe setting. The decor – neon, glass bricks and pink-and-green walls-is odd enough to work. (2912 Greenville. 828-2250. Sun 11 am-midnight. Mon- Thur 11:30 am-2 am, Fri & Sat 11:30 am-3:30 am. Happy hour: Daily 4-7 pm. AE.)
FORT WORTH NIGHTLIFE
Billy Bob’s Texas. Bigger does not always mean best. and that’s quite evident at the world’s largest honky-tonk. Of course, this novelty club has a lot going for it: two restaurants. 42 bar stations, a real bull-riding arena and several shops. But when there’s a concert going on. Billy Bob is is the last place you’d want to be – unless, of course, you’re partial to being trampled by thousands of people (the club can hold 6,000) and don’t mind paying a two-digit admission charge that affords you a view of the rafters. (2520 N Commerce in the stockyards. Metro 429-5979. Mon-Sat 9:30 am-2 am. Sun noon-2 am. Reduced cover charge Mon-Sat 4-8 pm. MC. V, AE.)
Blossoms Downstairs. This live music club is the downstairs half of the restaurant of the same name. The likes of hometown hero Delbert McClinton and Roomful of Blues, an East Coast swing-jazz band, can be found here, along with an assortment of regulars. The dance floor is large enough to move around on. but watch out for the low ceiling. (5201 Camp Bowie. (817) 732-2082. Tue-Sun 9 pm-2 am. Closed Mon. MC, V, AE.)
The Blue Bird. Even when the band’s not playing, you’ll feel like dancing at The Blue Bird. The |ukebox is the best in Fort Worth. But then, the patrons of this near-Southside club don’t want that to get around; they know a good thing when they’ve found it. The club is packed nearly every weekend, with regulars dancing to the infectious rhythm of Robert Ealey and the Bluesblasters. This is rhythm and blues at its finest, but sssshhh! (5636 Wellesley (817) 732-6243. Fri & Sat 7 pm-2 am. No credit cards.)
The Pickin’ Parlour. Just up the road from the popular White Elephant Saloon is a club that is unusually devoid of the hordes of Yankees who invade this touristy area each weekend. The reason? They take their beer drinkin’ and two-steppin’ seriously here, folks. Those who can’t get their feet to move to the one-two, one-two-three beat get lost in the shuffle-literally. There’s no room on the dance floor for lessons, either. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll never go back to rock ’n’ roll. (103 W Exchange in the stockyards. (817) 624-2592. Tua-Sat 5 pm-1:30 am. Closed Sun & Mon. No credit cards.)
The White Elephant Saloon. In 1887. Luke Short,then the owner of the White Elephant, shot it out with aformer U.S. marshal. Today, the Elephant has country/Western music six nights a week and lots of touriststrying desperately to learn the two-step on a smalldance floor. (106 E Exchange. (817) 624-8273. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Closed Sun. MC, V. AE)